Earthquake Cookies

"My family and friends expect me to bake them every year at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, and they get very upset with me when I don't. But baking them is fun, and they taste great! The recipe was initially printed in the Dallas Morning News (mid-70s) as part of a "Junior Chef" summer program for kids."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
60-72 cookies
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ingredients

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directions

  • Place the shortening and sugar into a mixing bowl and rub or beat with a spoon until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and the molasses and beat well.
  • Sift flour before measuring, then sift again with the dry ingredients so that they are mixing well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix well.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll each ball in granulated sugar.
  • Place the balls 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly (about 2 minutes).
  • Remove from the cookie sheet to wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. I love molasses cookies, and this is a good one! I made giant cookes, as that way I don't eat as many! LOL Thnx for sharing your recipe, LibraryMan. Made for PAC Spring 2010. You've been adopted! http://www.recipezaar.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=327498&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
     
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I live in Oak Cliff, TX, (near the Bishop Arts District) and work as a librarian at a medical school in Dallas.
 
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